Crítica, Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía, Volume 44, number 131, agosto 2012
Agency and First-Person Reference
[Agencia y referencia de primera persona]
Tomis Kapitan
Northern Illinois University
kapitan@niu.edu

Abstract: In Part I of Self-Knowing Agents, Lucy O’Brien develops a theory of first-person reference. In what follows, I describe this account and then raise doubts about its success. Since I am not confident that I have understood her properly, I may be setting up and targeting a strawwoman, but I can only hope that what I said about the first-person will be of interest in its own right.
Keywords: identification, indexical, intention, deliberation, self-consciousness

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